music video: diamond jim greene

Shot and recorded live in a 100-year-old coach house, ideafarm created this music video for Chicago blues recording artist Diamond Jim Greene performing Skip James' classic "Prison Blues" on his National steel resonator guitar.

The music video was recently named an official selection for the 2019 Richmond International Film & Music Festival. It will screen in April at the 8th annual festival at the historic Byrd Theatre.

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Diamond Jim has performed solo or as part of numerous blues bands over the years.

He has toured extensively throughout Europe, spreading the good news about acoustic blues on major festival stages in the U.S. and abroad, including multiple years in the Chicago Blues Festival, the Long Beach Blues Festival, and several years in the International Blues Festival at Lucerne, Switzerland.

He has opened shows for James Cotton, Buddy Guy, the late Ike Turner, Otis Clay, the late KoKo Taylor, John Hammond, Duke Robillard, Phil Wiggins, the late John Cephas, Saffire (the Uppity Blues women), Sherman Robertson, Joe Louis Walker, Mississippi Heat, Lonnie Brooks, and a host of other well-established blues performers.

See screening schedule and more about the week-long Richmond International Film & Music Festival, the Mid-Atlantic’s largest competitive film and music festival, here: